Board of Education News & Notes

Flemington-Raritan Regional School District

Board Meeting Highlights - 9/8/2021

The Flemington-Raritan Regional Board of Education held a regular, in-person meeting on September 8, 2021. The Board interviewed candidates to fill an open seat on the board, representing Raritan Township. The Board interviewed John Giotis, Murty Varanasi, Melissa Bentley, and Avinash Wadhwani. At the conclusion of the interviews, and following Executive Session, Murty Varanasi was selected and appointed to serve on the Board until the vacant term expires on December 31, 2022. Below is a recap of the regular meeting:


  • All agenda motions were approved: Agenda.
  • During the Superintendent's Report, Dr. McGann shared updated enrollment figures, listed below; a status report on referendum progress; a change to a procedure on mask breaks, which is included in a revised Frequently Asked Questions document, linked here; and excerpts from a letter, linked here, written by Dr. Elizabeth Raleigh, the District's School Physician.
  • All new employees were formally recognized and welcomed to the district.
  • An audio recording of the meeting will be made available on our web site here.
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Welcome, new faculty and staff!

During the Board meeting, all new faculty and staff members were formally recognized by the members of the Board of Education and Dr. McGann. All of us here at FRSD warmly welcome our new hires and wish them a wonderful school year! Those that were in attendance at the meeting are pictured below along with administrators and Board members. The full list of new employees appears below the photo. A special thank you is shared with ShopRite of Flemington for donating the beautiful carnations that were given to each new employee.
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Policy & Regulation Update

The Board adopted the following revised policies and regulations:


  • P 3142 - Nonrenewal of Nontenured Teaching Staff Member
  • R 3142 - Nonrenewal of Nontenured Teaching Staff Member
  • P 3221 - Evaluation of Teachers (M)
  • R 3221 - Evaluation of Teachers (M)
  • P 3222 - Evaluation of Teaching Staff Members, Excluding Teachers and Administrators (M)
  • R 3222 - Evaluation of Teaching Staff Members, Excluding Teachers and Administrators (M)
  • P 3223 - Evaluation of Administrators, Excluding Principals, Vice Principals, & Assistant Principals (M)
  • R 3223 - Evaluation of Administrators, Excluding Principals, Vice Principals, & Assistant Principals (M)
  • P 3224 - Evaluation of Principals, Vice Principals, and Assistant Principals (M)
  • R 3224 - Evaluation of Principals, Vice Principals, and Assistant Principals (M)
  • P 4146 - Nonrenewal of Nontenured Support Staff Member
  • R 4146 - Nonrenewal of Nontenured Support Staff Member



An (M) denotes a state-mandated policy/regulation. All Board policies and regulations are available online here.

Next Meeting - October 11, 2021

The Board of Education will hold a regular meeting on Monday, October 11, at 7 p.m. at J.P. Case Middle School. To view the 2021 Board Schedule, click here.

Board Members (2021)

Jessica Abbott (Vice President), Tim Bart (President), Pamela Baker, Valerie Bart, Jeff Cain, Laurie Markowski, Susan Mitcheltree, Melanie Rosengarden

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The Flemington-Raritan Regional School District values children. Together, WE:


Foster social, emotional, and academic growth in a safe and nurturing environment.

Respect values and traditions within our families and schools.

Strive to respond to the needs of our diverse and changing community.

Develop the curiosity and creativity of critical thinkers to become collaborative problem solvers who meet the challenges of a globally competitive society.


Every Student - Every Day - Every Opportunity